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  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 970
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 899
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 900

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much Much More...

  • By Salter on 28-04-18

Weak plot but still not bad

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-01-19

Book starts off with high expectations but the end is very much boring and let down. Looks like a page filler towards the end. A G Riddle is one my favourite author so will never feel money wasted.

  • The Retreat

  • By: Mark Edwards
  • Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 694

Two years ago, Julia lost her family in a tragic accident. Her husband drowned trying to save their daughter, Lily, in the river near their rural home. But the little girl’s body was never found - and Julia believes Lily is somehow still alive. Alone and broke, Julia opens her house as a writers’ retreat. One of the first guests is Lucas, a horror novelist, who becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to Lily. But within days of his arrival, the peace of the retreat is shattered by a series of eerie events.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I'm sorry, but this is just not great

  • By RS on 04-06-18

One of best suspense book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-11-18

From start to end this book is just great. Narrator has done excellent job and the story is one of the best with full of exciting characters.

  • The Harbinger

  • The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret to America's Future
  • By: Jonathan Cahn
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Cahn
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

Is it possible that there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future? That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy? That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America? That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come? Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel nine specific warnings and omens of national destruction - these same Nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected - much better by far

  • By Derek on 08-05-13

What a load of rubbish!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-10-18

New York Times best seller? Really? If this rubbish can make it to NYT best seller, I wonder how low their standards are. Absolutely time waster. There is start and end point in this book. So many repeat words. (Say rebuild one more time 🤬)

Stay away. You been warned!

  • Origin

  • A Technothriller
  • By: J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33

When linguist Andrew Dennison is yanked from his bed by the Secret Service and taken to a top secret facility in the desert, he has no idea he's been brought there to translate the words of an ancient demon. He joins pretty but cold veterinarian Sun Jones, eccentric molecular biologist Dr. Frank Belgium, and a hodge-podge of religious, military, and science personnel to try and figure out if the creature is, indeed, Satan. But things quickly go bad, and very soon Andy isn't just fighting for his life, but the lives of everyone on earth…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed it

  • By Kmria on 17-10-18

Really enjoyed it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-18

From start to end, very well narrated and thrilling story. Enjoyed every bit of it.

Very interesting ending.

  • I Am Pilgrim

  • By: Terry Hayes
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,372

Pilgrim is the code name for a man who doesn't exist. The adopted son of a wealthy American family, he once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, he wrote the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation. But that book will come back to haunt him. It will help NYPD detective Ben Bradley track him down.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting but a bit too full of cliches

  • By Anna on 19-12-16

Best thriller in long time.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Narrator have done excellent work too. All in all. I am going to miss this world.

  • The Codex

  • By: Douglas Preston
  • Narrated by: Scott Sowers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

"Greetings from the dead," declares Maxwell Broadbent on the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb raider, Broadbent accumulated over half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts before vanishing, along with his entire collection, from his mansion in New Mexico.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very predictable story

  • By Kmria on 25-02-18

Very predictable story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-18

While no complains with the narrator the story was boring and very predictable. From the start it felt that the story was moving at a snails pace.

  • The Bone House

  • By: Stephen Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Kit Livingstone met his great grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the reality of alternate realities.Now he’s on the run – and on a quest, trying to understand the impossible mission he inherited from Cosimo: to restore a map that charts the hidden dimensions of the multiverse while staying one step ahead of the savage Burley Men. The key is the Skin Map – but where it leads and what it means, Kit has no idea. The pieces have been scattered throughout this universe and beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Below average

  • By Kmria on 16-01-18

Below average

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-18

While the narrator was excellent as always, story was a real disappointment. At no point it excites you. Only got this book because of the first book in this series was excellent.

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  • The Skin Map

  • Bright Empires, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Kit Livingston's great-grandfather appears to him in a deserted alley during a tumultuous storm. He reveals an unbelievable story: that the ley lines throughout Britain are not merely the stuff of legend or the weekend hobby of deluded cranks, but pathways to other worlds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Simon Bubb’s narration, makes this audio book worth listening

  • By Kmria on 19-11-17

Simon Bubb’s narration, makes this audio book worth listening

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-17

While most part of the story is interesting, it is also very predictable. To me Simon Bubb’s narration that bought me to this book and he didn’t disappoint me. Excellent to listen. Now to second part, hoping the plot is better then The skin map.

Despite this, I would definitely recommend this book.

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